BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: According to the Union health ministry’s website the coronavirus cases climbed to 14,792 in the country and 488 people have lost their lives to the disease. In the last 24 hours, 991 fresh cases have been recorded in the country. Meanwhile, 1,991 people have been cured or discharged so far.
Maharashtra recorded 3,323 cases and 201 deaths. However, 301 people have also cured from the disease in the state. Meanwhile, the number of people infected with COVID-19 rose to 117 today in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum.
More bad news came to the state in the morning when 21 sailors of the Indian Navy in Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus. The sailors have been quarantined at a naval hospital in the city. This is the first set of coronavirus cases being reported in the Navy.
Delhi has 1,707 coronavirus infections, and 42 deaths. Tamil Nadu, which accounts for most of the ‘red zones’, has the third-highest number of cases at 1,323. The southern state has reported 15 COVID-19 deaths.
Telangana has 791 cases, Uttar Pradesh continues to register a higher number of positive cases and now the number stands at 969 with 14 deaths and 86 cured.
Meanwhile, defence minister Rajnath Singh had meeting with a Group of Ministers (GoM) at his residence today where he discussed “ways to mitigate the hardships faced by the people and the role ministries can play in providing relief to people”.
Interacted with the GoM on the COVID-19 situation. We discussed ways to mitigate the hardships faced by the people and the role ministries can play in providing relief to people.
The guidelines to allow limited activities and the measures announced by RBI were also appreciated. pic.twitter.com/xUGfaSmV8L
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 18, 2020